I've begun working on a new painting. This piece is inspired by a visit I made to Yosemite in autumn. Starting a new piece is always a bit of excitement for me. I try to stay sensitive to the gestures, rhythms and movement I observe of the subject matter. As I work on the piece I'm always reliving the experience I had at that time or place.
This first image is the initial block in, in which I sketch in the composition and suggest areas of value and perhaps lay in a little color. The second image shows a little bit more of work that I've done on the painting. I've made some minor adjustments in the composition and have started to apply paint.
I'll post a few more images later so you can see my progress. Hope you enjoy.
Composition blocked in
Starting to paint